Former Senator's House on the Hill

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 6th St, Washington, DC 20003, United States
Your host, Robert
92 Reviews
Response rate: 82%
Response time: within a day

The Space

If the walls could talk… Stay in the Capitol Hill row home of a former senator and presidential candidate. This house in the historic district is where presidential ambitions were crushed, “Monkey Business” became a catch phrase, and whose image graces the walls of the Newseum. The apartment was further featured in the Washington Post's A section in a story on rentals during the Obama inauguration.

The house is ideally located a few blocks from the US Capitol and Barracks Row. Eastern Market and its metro station are only a couple of blocks away down a leafy street complete with an antebellum plantation house and Victorian era row houses. The numerous restaurants and shops of the revitalized Barracks Row (home to the U.S. Marines) and Pennsylvania Avenue are within easy walking distance, two blocks to the east. Half a block away sits a large dog-friendly park with an enclosed playground right in front of the police station. The U.S. Capitol lies a few blocks further across some more parks. Nats Park and the new waterfront are only a 15-20 minute excursion by foot.

The first floor (not basement) apartment includes a comfortable, professionally designed Asian-influenced, sunny bedroom with a brand new Sealy Posturepedic mattress and walk-in closet. The private bath and, kitchen are a few steps down the hall. The New Orleans-inspired living/family room with 57" projection TV (Direct TV/HBO), wood fireplace, and original artwork lies just beyond the kitchen. From there, walk through french doors to the bricked-in courtyard. The furnished kitchen includes a full fridge, oven/stove, microwave, and coffee maker. The apartment also has a separate thermostat, wi-fi and a printer for your convenience.

We want you to enjoy your stay, so please let us know if you have any special requests or if we can do something to make things easier for you. For example, although breakfast is not included, we’d be glad to stock the kitchen with whatever you might like (with a little advance notice).

Parking pass for street parking is included.

PLEASE NOTE: Quoted price does NOT include DC’s 14% occupancy tax, which will be collected separately.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $860 /week
Monthly Price: $3000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Location, location, location and Roberts location is perfect! Quick walk to great shopping, tons of restaurants and the metro. Private courtyard for outdoor dining was our favorite spot. Our visit was flawless! Can't wait to come back.

    June 2014
  • I'm just back from my stay at Rob's house. He (email hidden). Had great tips i.e. Ted's Bulletin on 8th Street. The house is private and quiet. Nice location near Eastern Market Metro so convenient for getting around DC. It'(email hidden) particularly when you compare it to a typical hotel room. There's a garden patio, though I didn't get to use it because of the rain. The house also has a full kitchen, bath and sitting area with big screen TV. I would definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Robert was an excellent host, the apartment was lovely and exactly as described. Check in was no problem, hosts have excellent system for making sure you can get into the house even if they aren't in! The location was great - it felt like a really safe neighbourhood, close to the metro (5-10 minute walk), with lots of lovely bars and restaurants nearby. It's also only a short (15 minute) walk to the Capitol, along which route is the 'Good Stuff Eatery', where we had probably the finest burger we've ever had!

    The hosts were also were accomodating and understanding when our flight was cancelled and we had to stay another night, for which we are very appreciative.

    If you are looking for someone nice to stay in DC, that is close to bars/restaurants and the metro, you couldn't really ask for anything better than Rob's apartment.

    April 2014
  • Robert was a very accommodating host and the house was great!

    Centrally located, cool atmosphere and all the amenities you'd need for a comfortable stay.

    Highly recommended!

    April 2014
  • Robert (email hidden) and very informative. The house is as advertised. It is but a few blocks from the Eastern Market Metro stop. Convenient to all of D.C.'s attractions is a safe surrounding. The only negative is that downstair's apartment is chockful of "stuff." The closet were jammed with little useable space and the freezer compartment was unuseable because if was full. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay.

    April 2014
  • The apartment was beautiful; clean with all the amenities one would need. It was in walking distance of the National Mall, as well as a myriad of restaurant right around the corner. Robert was extremely accommodating- he provided a parking pass for us, and let us keep it in our car for the whole next day while we toured DC. Robert provided a binder full of helpful information: maps, restaurant menus, directions for the heating/AC and TV! It was a great experience, and we would highly recommend this stay for anyone interested in getting a great DC experience.

    April 2014
  • This apartment was so comfortable and convenient! Only two blocks walk away to the metro and an entire boulevard of delicious eateries. We ate somewhere different every day, with Ted's Bulletin our favorite for breakfast. The host, Rob, made sure we had everything we needed. It felt like staying at a friend's house.

    March 2014
  • Great location - such a cute neighborhood and easy to get around via the metro! Comfy bed - nice amenities great TV and living room area!

    Would stay again for sure next time I'm in DC!

    Thank you Rob!

    March 2014
  • Super impressed with the space, locale and our hosts.

    Great place to sleep. A clean, relaxing living space, comfortable and inviting.

    The location is spot on. 10 min. walk to The Capitol, Supreme Court building, Library of Congress, etc. Easy access to Metro. Great dining hub two blocks away.

    Terrific, timely communication with Robert. No issues at all and zero hesitation to stay again.

    March 2014
  • Nice apartment. Clean and easy to work with. Good communication.

    February 2014
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No newbies here. We've been hosting family, friends(recs below), and friends of friends for years, so we have it down pat. Is there really a bigger critic than your mom/mom-in law? Rob is a great cook and baker and loves an appreciative audience. Michael (pictured) works for an international organization and makes killer BBQ. We're both 15 year plus residents of DC and know the ins and outs of the city. Stay with us and you'll have a great time.
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